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7 Dec

TGIF: Your guide to a fun-filled weekend if you’re in Karachi or Lahore


Some weeks are extremely exhausting and the only thing that keeps you going is the much awaited weekend. So here’s a list that covers all the relaxing and exciting things you can do if you live in Karachi or Lahore:


Friday, 7th December 2018




1) Japanese Food Festival 




Finding authentic Japanese food in Karachi can be a daunting task. Are you still looking for a place which serves the most promising sushi in Karachi? We have found the place for you. Avari Towers is hosting a Japanese Food Festival which is guaranteed to bring you the best quality and original Japanese food taste.

Tickets: PKR 3700+tax

Location: Fujiyama Restaurant, Avari Towers, Fatima Jinnah Road

Timings: 7:30pm-11:30pm

For queries, click here.


2) Open Mic Night 




We all need an outlet to express ourselves. Whether you are an aspiring poet, singer or stand-up comedian, you can showcase your talent at this open mic night. Who knows, you might become the best selling author one day (don’t forget to send us a copy!).

Tickets: PKR 100

Location: TDF Ghar, M.A Jinnah Road, Karachi

Timings: 8pm onwards.

For details, click here.


3) Stand up comedy ft. Akbar Chaudhry 




If you had a dull week and want to unwind, there is no better way than to laugh it off. Kickstart your weekend with the stand-up comedy event where you are guaranteed to have laughing fits.

Tickets: PKR 450

Location: Ziauddin University, Clifton

Timings: 7:30pm-9pm

For further information click here or contact 0334-3786075




1) Open Mic Night at MOCCA Cafe 




Getting to know how talented people are just might be the inspiration you are looking for. ProperGaanda’s open mic night is bringing the best of Lahore’s unexplored talent to entertain you. Grab a cup of chai and chill with your friends as performers take the stage.

Tickets: PKR 500

Location: MOCCA Cafe, Phase V, DHA

Timings: 6:30pm-8pm

Got questions? Ask here.


2) BBQ Night with Live Music 




The chilly nights of Lahore and quality time spent with family; there’s nothing like it. Add to that live music and BBQ and it becomes the perfect evening all thanks to the Defence Raya Golf Club.

Advance booking required.

Location: Defence Raya Golf & Country Club, Phase VI, DHA.

Timings: 7pm-11pm

For more information, click here.


Saturday, 8th December 2018




1) Beauty Extravagance at Ocean Mall 




If you’re always looking for retailers who won’t charge you an arm or a leg for international makeup products then you should definitely head out to this makeup exhibition. From Huda Beauty to Makeup Geek, this two-day exhibition will make you want to buy everything.

Entry is free.

Location: Main Lobby, Ocean Mall, Clifton

Timings: 12pm-11pm

For queries, click here.


2) Film screenings: Two films on Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 



Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan impressed everyone with his powerful vocals. In order to get to know him better, films based on his life are being screened this weekend. Whether you wanted to witness NFAK’s captivating performances or get to know more about him, the films Nusrat, La Dernier Prophete and Nusrat has left the building… but when? offer all that and more.

Entry is free.

Location: Alliance Française (French Cultural Centre), Near 3 Talwaar, Clifton

Timings: 8:30pm-10pm

For details, click here.


3) Mansaal Stand-up Comedy Night 




The year is drawing to an end and while it might have been a whirlwind of problems and stress, this is your ideal opportunity to let go and move on. The talented line-up of stand-up comedians will leave you entertained throughout the evening.

Tickets: PKR 500

Location: Thotspot, Badar Commercial

Timings: 8pm-10pm

For further details, click here.



1) Mughal-e-Funk ft. Sara Kazmi 




The popular band is bringing its best composition to perform for you. This musical storytelling performance will be the greatest audio visual experience you will have over the weekend. The contemporary fusion-funk band will play various tracks and feature other talented artists.

Entry is free but QR Code scan on the e-pass is required.

Location: Beaconhouse Newlands, Street 10, Phase VI, DHA

Timings: 6pm-9pm

Find the e-ticket here.


2) Khalis Food Market 




Whether you are looking for hormone free chicken or organic staples and dairy products, you will find it all at this organic market. From baked goods to fresh drinks and family activities, this event is an ideal place to shop and enjoy.

Entry is free.

Location: Gulberg Galleria, Main Boulevard, Lahore

Timings: 1pm-9pm

For any questions, click here.


Sunday, 9th December 2018




1) Man Amid-e-Am qawwali night 




Sunday calls for kicking back and just relaxing and qawwali nights are the best way to do that. Soothing poetry, mesmerizing high notes of the performers will leave you in awe of their talent.

Ticket price to be revealed upon booking.

Location: Regent Plaza Hotel

Timings: 7:30pm-1am

For ticket details, contact: 03343551699 or 03336211463






Witness haute silver jewellery, conceptual art and interior designs all under one roof. The exhibition aims to tie research based art and contemporary trends.

Entry is free.

Location: Full Circle Gallery

Timings: 11:30pm-7:30pm

Get details here.



1) Awara Gard Ki Diary 



The photo exhibit is back with this year’s exceptionally talented aspiring photographers who will be showcasing their masterpieces at the Quaid-e-Azam Library.

Entry is free.

Location: Quaid-e-Azam Library, Mall Road

Timings: 1oam-5pm

Get more details here.


2) Hi-tea at Wasabi Cafe



Sundays call for chilling with you friends and family and this is your perfect chance to unwind. From apple lemonade to jalapeno poppers, this will be an evening filled with fun and good vibes.

Tickets: PKR 1800

Location: Wasabi Gulberg III, MM Alam Road

Timings: 3pm-7pm

For details, get in touch here.


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Ayesha Ghaffar

The author is a Sub-Editor at Something Haute and a fresh Journalism graduate from SZABIST. She is paving the way for her future in the field of media and reporting. When she is not working, she is busy watching Penguin videos and staying away from cats.